Bulgaria’s President Ranks Fifth in Diplomatic Ski Race
Bulgarian President, Rosen Plevneliev, ended fifth Saturday in the traditional diplomatic ski race in the winter resort of Bansko, organized by the Bulgarian Foreign Affairs Ministry. Plevneliev arrived in Bansko as early as Friday to try the tracks and practice. He voiced the ambition to win the cup, but ranked at the fifth spot, after the "eternal" winner, Slovakia's Ambassador to Bulgaria, Karol Mistrik, triumphed in the contest for the third time in its third edition. In the aftermath, the President joked that we would work hard to make "Mistrik's life difficult." On a serious note, Plevneliev stated that in 10 years Bulgaria would turn into a very strong destination where all forms of tourism – cultural, historical, SPA, countryside, sea, and winter – will thrive. He pointed out he saw his participation in the race as a symbol of mass sport and appealed to all to benefit from Bulgaria's beautiful mountains and resorts.